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Part-time Online MBA

A top 20 Best Buy! ranked Clarion University's part-time online M.B.A. program as a top 20 best buy based on factors that included the cost of tuition and the AACSB International accreditation. No other state supported or state related M.B.A. program in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania even broke through the top 50 programs. In bang for the buck, Clarion's part-time M.B.A. program stands alone. (for the list of rankings, click Here)

General Information

The Clarion University College of Business Administration offers its M.B.A. classes over the Internet for part-time students (via Clarion's Virtual Campus).  These on-line M.B.A. classes are designed for students who have completed all business foundation/prerequisite courses.  Students can be admitted to the part-time M.B.A. without having completed all prerequisite foundation courses, but they will not be permitted to register for any particular on-line graduate course unless they meet the specific prerequisites for the course they would like to take.  Please see the admission and M.B.A. curriculum links for more details.

The program offers these features and benefits:

  • Convenience.
    The program allows for a minimal disruption of your work schedule and personal pursuits.  These on-line M.B.A. courses can be taken from any location with adequate internet and computing facilities.  One to two M.B.A. core or elective classes will be delivered online each semester and one in the summer term allowing participants to take as few as two and as many as five courses per academic year.  Participants can complete their M.B.A. degree in as little as 30 months or as long as six years.

  • High-quality instruction.
    All courses are taught by the regular graduate faculty with many years of teaching and research experience.

  • Low cost.
    Clarion tuition is less expensive than similar on-line AACSB-accredited M.B.A. programs.  Shop and compare! Click here for current Virtual Campus (online) tuition rates.

    • In-state graduate tuition for Pennsylvania residents.

    • Tuition in the on-line program for U.S. residents outside of Pennsylvania is only two percent above the in-state tuition rate.

    • Partial fee waivers apply. Students enrolled in the on-line part-time M.B.A. program pay only fees associated with their participation in the University and not fees designated for on-campus support functions.

    • A paid deposit is not required for the on-line part-time M.B.A.

    • Click here for more detailed tuition information

  • Real courses with real students.
    These are not self-taught correspondence courses.  These are real graduate courses with real professors and real students.  Class lectures are delivered live over the Internet and are available on demand for later viewing. The user-friendly Sonic Foundry Media Site and the D2L systems are utilized to deliver class lectures and all class materials.

  • No application deadlines.
    The part-time M.B.A. accepts applications on a rolling basis.  Applicants admitted anytime prior to the start of a semester will be eligible to register for classes that semester.


The Clarion M.B.A. Program is accredited by AACSB International. 
AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.  AACSB International accreditation assures stakeholders that business schools:

  • Manage resources to achieve a vibrant and relevant mission.

  • Advance business and management knowledge through faculty scholarship.

  • Provide high-caliber teaching of quality and current curricula.

  • Cultivate meaningful interaction between students and a qualified faculty.

  • Produce graduates who have achieved specified learning goals.